Craig Walsh

Biography

Craig Walsh was born in Orange in 1966, lives and works in Tweed Heads, Australia. He is primarily interested in hybrid and site-specific projects and the exploration of alternative contexts for contemporary art. He often utilises projection in response to existing environments and landscapes. He has worked across a range of art forms including theatre, architecture, public works, gallery exhibitions, natural environments and festivals. His work has been shown in a number of national and international exhibitions, including the Setouchi Triennale, Gwangju Bienelle, Jakarta Biennale XIII,  Yokohama International Triennale of Contemporary Art,  01SJ Biennal San Jose, California; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Koganecho Bazaar, Japan; and DRIFT 08, London. He is currently Adjunct Professor at Griffith University.
Craig Walsh: Digital Odyssey commenced in 2010 as a national, multi-venue tour and artist residency bringing internationally respected artist Craig Walsh to rural and remote locations throughout Australia. The project formed as a collaboration between Craig Walsh and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), along with State and regional organisations and community groups. Recent projects include a residency and collaboration with the Murujuga Aboriginal corporation in the Pilbara, Western Australia and a resulting Solo exhibition (Embedded) in 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. A new 200 page full colour monograph on the artists practice was published in 2014 and he is currently working with DADAA , (a progressive community arts organisation in Western Australia)  on a series of residencies/projects in regional Western Australia addressing mental Health.

 


 

Curriculum Vitae

PROFESSIONAL
Current       Adjunct professor, Griffith University, Brisbane
Current       Creative producer, Splendour in the Grass Arts program
EDUCATION
1992           Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Griffith University, Brisbane
1984           Senior Certificate, Wavell State High School, Brisbane

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014           Embedded, Institute Of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
2013           Embedded, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
2010-11     Digital Odyssey: MCA National Media Arts Residency, Museum of Contemporary Art Touring Project, (touring project through rural and remote Australia)
2009     Artefact H10515, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia
2008     Heads Up, C3West, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
2006     Aloof, Brisbane Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane
2003     Generation Point Click Drag (collaboration with Sebastian Moody), The Farm, Brisbane
2001     K:\012044 (collaboration with Cox Rayner Architects), Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane
2001     Blurring the Boundaries, Vietnam Institute of Architects, Hanoi, Vietnam
2000     Despite all the rage, OUTPUT, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1998     Outside In (collaboration with BCC line markers), Brisbane Festival, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1997     Self Promotion Tour, Artspace, Sydney; Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia; Grand Central Art, Melbourne, Australia and Institute of Modern
1997     Public Art: The Brunswick Street Collection, Brunswick Street Train Station, Brisbane
1994     Breathing Space, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1993     Queensland Country Life Collection, Fringe Festival, Brisbane
1992     Wasteland (collaboration with Jeremy Hynes), Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014           Landseasky, Revisting Spatiality in Video, touring South Korea, China, Australia
2013           Traces Blue, Setouchi Triennale,Teshima Island, Japan, In collaboration with Hiromi Tango
2012           Home/Gwangju , Roundtable, Gwangju Biennale, South Korea. In collaboration with Hiromi Tango
2012           Fish in Australian Art, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, Australia
2009     Jakarta Biennale XIII, Jakarta, Indonesia
2008     01SJ Biennial, San Jose, California, USA
2008     My favourite Australian, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia
2008     DRIFT 08, London, UK
2008     Koganecho Bazaar, Yokohama, Japan
2007     Nuit Blanche 2007, Toronto, Canada
2007           Tokyo: Floating World, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, Australia
2007     Streetworks: Inside Outside Yokohama, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand; Valentine Willies Fine Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia;
2007           Substation, Singapore; The National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia; Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (touring exhibition)
2007     Wavefront: Australian Contemporary Art Scene, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan
2006     Re: Search, Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai, Japan
2006     Media City_Seoul, 4th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul, Korea
2006     Eyes Lies & Illusions, Australian Centre for Moving Image, Melbourne
2006     Experimenta: Under the Radar, FACT Gallery, Liverpool, UK
2006     Habitus – Habitat, Parasitism, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise, Qld, Australia
2005     Vanishing Point, Experimenta, Melbourne
2005     YOKOHAMA 2005, International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan
2005           National Sculpture Prize and Exhibition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2004     The Anne Landa Award, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2004     Seoul-Brisbane Artists Exchange, Ssamzie Space, Seoul; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
2004     I thought I knew but I was wrong, Chulalongkorn University Arts Centre, Bangkok; Beijing, China; NAFA, Singapore; Ssamzie Space, Seoul
2004     Australian Culture Now 2004, Australian Centre for Moving Image, Melbourne
2004     Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
2003     8th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba
2003           House of Tomorrow, Experimenta, Melbourne
2003     Multimedia Art Asian Pacific, Millennium Monument, Beijing, China
2002     10th Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2000     Fortitude: New Art from Queensland, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
1999     Nine Dragon Heads, 9th International Environmental Art Symposium, Seoul
1999     Persona, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1998     Takahikawa International Art Festival, Tokyo
1992     Imminent, Isn’t Studios, Brisbane

COMMISSIONS (PERMANENT)
2012           Macro, Darwin Waterfront, NT
2009     The Residents, Gold Coast parklands
2008     Know your product, Fortitude Valley Train Station, Brisbane
2007     Agitations, TAFE Southbank, Brisbane,
2007           Classification Pending, Ipswich Parklands, Brisbane
2005     Shifting Planes, River Plaza, Brisbane
2005     Untitled, Casino Towers, Brisbane
2002     Untitled, Macarthur Chambers, Brisbane
2002     Entwined, Mackay Artspace, Mackay, Qld, Australia
2002     Input, Logan Entertainment and Cultural Centre, Logan, Qld, Australia
1998     Eye Site, Mooloolaba, Qld, Australia

COMMISIONS (TEMPORARY)
2014           Monuments, White Night, Melbourne
2013           Circle Of Light, Moscow, Russia
2013           Shifting, Kick Off Contemporary Video Art program, Metricon Stadium, Gold coast, Australia
2012           Emergence, Art and About festival, Sydney, Australia
2010     Incursion, 25.033°N /121.633°E, River corridor project, Zhonggang, Taipai, Taiwan
2007           Incursion, 12:28:50.33 S / 130:58:59.58 E, Palmerston Festival, Darwin, Australia
2007     Humanature, Womad, Malmesbury, UK
2006     Humanature, Fuji Rock, Japan and Womadelaide, Adelaide
2004     Temporary Lodgings, Luminosity, Rundle Street, Adelaide
2004     Blurring the Boundaries, ARTV series, ACMI & SBS Television, Australia
2004     Inside Out, Old Parliament House, Singapore
2003     Interface, Queensland Biennial Festival of Music, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane
2003     Humanature, Womad, Singapore, Adelaide (touring exhibition)
2003     Ice Cube, Adelaide International Film Festival, Rundle Street, Adelaide
2003     Urban Tide, Sydney Festival, Sydney
2002     Rolling Clone, God Lab, Livid Festival, Brisbane
2002     The Observatory, Sydney Opera House, Sydney
2001     Hydromancers, Livid Festival, Brisbane
2000     Tollwood Das Summer Festival, Munich, Germany
2000     Pulse, Tollwood Das Winter Festival, Munich
1999     Powerhouse Opening (collaboration with Arterial), Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane
1998     Dust (collaboration with Arterial), Brisbane Festival, Brisbane
1996           Interactive Head Systems (collaboration with Jeremy Hynes), Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane
1995     In your face (collaboration with Jeremy Hynes), Livid Festival, Brisbane
1994     Space Madness (collaboration with Jeremy Hynes), Livid Festival, Brisbane
1993           Humanature, Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, Qld, Australia (until 2001)
1992     Twisted Extrusion, Babble On Nightclub, Brisbane
1992     Beasts of Burden II, Livid Festival, Brisbane

THEATRE/PERFORMANCE PROJECTS
2007     Pig City, Brisbane
2006     Electric Lenin, Northern Rivers Performing Arts, Lismore, NSW, Australia
2005     Deconstruction (collaboration with ILISION and Richard Barret)
2005     Johnno
2004     The Flood, Northern Rivers Performing Arts, Lismore
2002           Innana’s Descent, Theatre Kantanka

RESIDENCIES
2013-2014     FIVE, DADAA inc, community collaborations , (Busselton, Geraldton, Paraburdoo, Derby) , WA, Australia
2011–12       Artist in residence, The Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2006     Tokyo Wondersite, Tokyo
2006     Sendai Mediatech, Sendai
2005     Habitus – Habitat, Green Mountain and Binna Burra National Parks, Beechmont, Qld, Australia
2001     Artist-in-Residence, Cox Rayner Architects, Brisbane
2000     Artist-in-Residence, Asialink, Vietnam Architects Association, Hanoi
1999     Artist-in-Residence, XIT 99, Arterial, Brisbane and Gold Coast, Qld, Australia
1999     Artist-in-Residence, XIT 99, Hands on Art, Emerald, Qld, Australia
1999     Artist-in-Residence, Vision Millennium, Hands on Art, Townsville, Qld, Australia
1998     Zen Che, Community Youth Project (collaboration with Arterial, Ningi youth and R Wood), Ningi, Qld, Australia
1995     Artist-in-Residence, Primary Schools (various), Far North Queensland, Australia
1994     Assistant to John Elliot (Queensland Law Courts commissioned sculpture)

CURATORIAL / MANAGEMENT/ CONSULTATION
2004-14       Splendour in the Grass Arts Program, Byron Bay
2009-12       Splendid Artlab, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
2000-02       Headspace, Fortitude Valley, Qld, Australia
1999-03       LIVID Festival Arts Program, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
1999       Output, organised by the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane,
1998       Art on Line, Brunswick Street Train Station, organised by the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane,

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
2012           Australia council, Creative Australia grant
2007       Greene Studio Residency, New York, USA, Australia Council for the Arts
2003       8th Havana Biennial, Cuba, Australia Council for the Arts
2001       New Media Grant, Australia Council for the Arts
2001       Studio Residency, Vietnam, Asialink
2000       Artist Monograph, Arts Queensland
1997       Studio Residency, Tokyo, Australia Council for the Arts
1996       Touring Grant, Arts Queensland
1994       Creative Development Grant, Arts Queensland